Afternoon Cast


Al Partridge

  • Title:   Director of Development at ISITE Design
  • Bio:  Al manages the developers and practice groups at ISITE (.Net, PHP, Front End Development, and ColdFusion). With extensive experience with content management implementations, requirements definitions, and technical integrations, Al efficiently prioritizes needs and allocates resources within the largest department in the agency. An excellent communicator, Al ensures that everyone on his team is always on the same page.
  • Contact Information:  @uselink126

Becki Witt

  • Title: Public Information Officer for TriMet
  • Bio: Bekki has 14 years of public and media relations and crisis communications experience working for regional agencies including Red Cross, Pacific Power and now TriMet, where she’s been since January 2009. At TriMet, she’s part of a small team navigating the evolving social media landscape and how it impacts customers and the public’s perception of the agency.
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Dr. Bobby Ghaheri

  • Title: Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon
  • Bio: Dr. Ghaheri is an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon who practices in Portland, Oregon as part of The Oregon Clinic.  As part of his practice, he performs cosmetic facial plastic surgical and non-surgical procedures in The Center for Aesthetic Medicine.
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Brett Burmeister

  • Title: Chief Food Cart Enthusiast
  • Bio: Brett has been eating at the food carts of Portland for the last 20 years. In 2008, he joined Lizzy Caston at to take the reigns and create the resource for street food in this fine city. Brett and Food Carts Portland has been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network, The Guardian UK and many local and national publications.
  • Contact Information: @dieselboi, @pdxfoodcarts, and

Carol Doane

  • Title: General Manager, USD Media
  • Bio: Hot pursuit of a career in advertising landed Carol a decades long sales position in one of the largest newspapers in Washington state.  She moved into management and supervised the retail advertising team, then directed both retail and classified as the Advertising Sales Manager.  She left in January 2011 to join a start-up.
  • Contact Information:, @theclassiccarol

Carol Dunn

  • Title: Disaster Risk Communicator in Bellevue, WA
  • Bio: Carol Dunn is obsessed with brains.  More importantly, she is obsessed with what brains do when they sense danger.  When she is not working to communicate information about how to reduce risks from disasters, she is spending her free time tweeting about how to reduce risks from disasters, and uploading content into her massive and ever growing Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Database:
  • Contact Information: @caroldn,

Dale Chumbley

  • Title:  Real Estate Agent
  • Bio:  Dale is a 2nd generation realtor in Vancouver, Washington who has been selling real estate since 1994. He also spent 8 years working in the Clark County Department of Assessment & GIS in the Land Records Department.  He is the founder and daily host of 365 Things To Do In Vancouver, WA on Facebook. Dale is recognized nationally for his mix of traditional real estate and technologically cutting edge marketing.  Most recently he was named by Inman News one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the country for 2010.  In his spare time, Dale enjoys organizing interactive real estate education events, teaching others how to leverage social media to expand their online reach in a way that hopefully expands their face to face interactions, photography, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.
  • Contact Information:  @dalechumbley

Emily Logan

  • Title: Online Campaign Manager
  • Bio: Emily works at the Portland, Oregon “office” of, the largest social network of people making a difference. She works with nonprofits of all shapes and sizes to help them fulfill their online recruitment and fundraising goals, using social media as a tool for spreading the word. She’s also, regrettably, a facebook addict.
  • Contact Information: @emilyrlogan,

Eric Holdeman

Frank Shuman

  • Title:  Partner in ZZoom Media; Owner of Ellipsis Graphics
  • Bio:  Aside from his charming personality and good looks, Frank brings a wealth of experience from the past and a keen eye for the future.  Having worked in management roles for Cenveo and Consolidated Graphics, he has overseen sales and marketing projects in excess of $50 million. Needless to say, Frank is well-versed in developing strategy and implementing tactics for printed media, outbound marketing, communications and branding programs alongside social media campaigns.
  • Contact Information:  @frankshuman, @ellipsiscorp,

Jeff Bunch

Jeremy Bertrand

  • Title: Interactive Communications Manager
  • Bio: Jeremy manages the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website and has been involved in making websites and distributing information out to the public for over 10 years.  His work in the last several years engaging with the public through social media channels has won his agency several national awards, including being awarded as the most innovative transportation department in the nation in 2009 because of their social media use.
  • Contact Information: @wsdot, @jbertrand,

Ken Murphy

  • Title: Regional Administrator, FEMA Region 10
  • Bio: Ken brings an extensive background in emergency services and coordinated response to his position as Regional Administrator for FEMA Region X.  Murphy served with Oregon Emergency Management from 1999 to 2010.  He also served on the Oregon Homeland Security Council, Oregon’s State Interoperability Executive Council, the Governor’s Search and Rescue Policy Commission, and the Governor’s Recovery Cabinet, as well as on FEMA’s National Advisory Council. Murphy is a past President of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).
  • Contact Information:  425-487-4604

Kim Hash

  • Title:  Director of Development, Children’s Center
  • Bio: Kim joined the staff of the Children’s Center last October as their Development Director.  She spent the previous eleven years as Director of Programs and Donor Relations for the Fort Vancouver National Trust, organizing such events as Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, the Marshall Award Programs, the Flag Day Ceremony, Veterans Parade and Dancing with the Local Stars.
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Kris Rietmann

  • Title: New Media Manager in Washington State Governor Gregoire’s Office
  • Bio: Kris is the lead on new media tools in the Office of Financial Management and Governor’s Office.  Previous positions have included Communications Director, IT Manager and adjunct faculty member for a local community college.
  • Contact Information:; LinkedIn, Facebook
  • Lia Hollander

    • Title:  Community Manager
      Bio:  A native of Connecticut, Lia attended Simmons College in Boston, MA where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. This degree has helped her communicate with communities, both in person and on line. When not updating her social media status you will most likely find her reading a book, playing Riichii (Japanese Mahjong) with friends, or seeing if she can do just one more push up.
    • Contact Information: @missburrows,

    Lisa Loving

    • Title: News Editor at the Skanner News Group
    • Bio: Lisa leads the small, award-winning news staff at an African American-owned newspaper chain in Portland and Seattle, and has spent the past two years managing the 35-year-old weeklies’ transition into primarily web-only content. She has was a Poynter Institute presenter at the Big Ideas/Best Practices Conference in 2009, and is an Attic Institute Atheneum fellow for 2010-2011 in non-fiction. Loving is also a radio producer and a former news director at KBOO Community Radio in Portland.
    • Contact Information: @LisaLoving, Facebook fanpage , @theskannernews

    Lise Harwin

    • Title: Communication Director at the American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter
    • Bio: Lise describes herself as a “pitcher of preparedness, seller of safety, and aficionado of alliteration.”
    • Contact Information: @liseharwin, @redcrosspdx,

    Lynsey Smith

    • Title: Communications Consultant
    • Bio: Lynsey is a futurist who builds relationships with small businesses, wineries & event producers, helping them effectively use online strategies. She currently represents marketing solutions for ZZoomMedia. Lynsey enjoys walking her Pomeranian Boomer at sunset, classic black & white films and caramel lattes.
    • Contact Information: @miss_lynsey,

    Mary Rarick

    • Title: Social Media Strategist
      Bio: Mary is a caffeine-addicted hyphen enthusiast, grammar geek and reformed editor; lover of shoes, vacuum cleaner tracks and compelling content; perennial cause adopter; hashtag abuser, connector and social media strategist.
    • Contact Information: @Mary_Rarick,,

    Michael Perozzo

    • Title: Founder of ZZoomMedia
    • Bio: Michael describes himself as a “Stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-lookin’ Nerf herder.”  When he’s not trying to find clever ways to include Star Wars references or talking about himself in the third person in his bio, Michael is a marketing strategist and team builder.  Michael started ZZoom Media out of a passion for marketing and a knack for interactive online media. His background includes formal training in marketing and advertising in college, as well as hands on experience working for and with many Portland-area corporations in online social communications.
    • Contact Information:  @michaelperozzo,, @darthblazer

    Michelle Rae Anderson

    • Title: Publishing Provocateur, Experiential Writer, Pie-Maker
    • Bio: Michelle is a freelance writer, digital strategist and community builder who specializes in connecting media with messages. When not working on her insanely ambitious, genre-smashing storytelling experiment The Miracle in July, Michelle is leading the guerrilla publishing agency I Heart Media She also bakes one hell of a pie.
    • Contact Information: @mediachick, @iheartmedia, mediachick@iheartmedia

    Noland Hoshino

    • Title: Co-Founder of [B]cause Media Social Communications
    • Bio: Noland describes himself as a “Social Good Curator, Do-Good Enforcer, Volunteer Evangelist and Givologist.”
    • Contact Information: @nolandhoshino,



    Octaviano Merecias

    • Title:  4-H Set Coordinator, Washington County
    • Bio:  Octaviano is the Director of 4-H Tech Wizards. Tech Wizards capitalizes on youths’ ages 8-18, interested in Leadership, Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics as a way of involving underrepresented youth and their families in learning basic life and workforce skills and aspiring to post-secondary education, productive jobs and careers, and community engagement.  Currently he lives in Oregon where he serves as a faculty member for Oregon State University Extension Services working with youth at risk and leading New Media Technology projects. A trilingual Mixteco poet, socio-linguist, researcher, filmmaker and community educator.   
    • Contact Information:, @vozdenube,

    Oliver Stewart

    • Title: Consultant at Opal Labs
    • Bio: Oliver’s ferociously curious about what elements go into cultivating amazing organizational culture. He believes that organizations with great cultures can achieve anything. He works at the crossroads of innovation and sustainability, to seek solutions that surprise and delight super teams of people to create real value.  Outside of work you can find him seeking fresh powder with his snowboard, producing his ‘Gumby Art’ and working on a handful of social innovation projects. He is sure he is not the only writing this bio in the third person, though he certainly wouldn’t admit that here.
    • Contact Information: @kidswift,,

     Pamela Statz

    • Bio:  Pam has 15 years experience managing and producing high-profile web, mobile and interactive media projects for companies such as Condé Nast and Lucasfilm. She is a proven team leader and her hands-on approach gives me the insight to create realistic project plans, schedules, and budgets. With her eclectic experience, she can speak the language of edit, design, production and engineering, a crucial skill in a constantly evolving media.
    • Contact Information:  @plammmm,

    Scott Clemetson

    • Title:  Emergency Management Coordinator, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA)
    • Bio:  Scott has worked at CRESA since 2007 with responsibilites that have included technology implementation  inside the Emergency Operations Center,  facilitation of the Clark County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) and Hazard Mitigation and Recovery planning.  Prior to coming to CRESA, Scott worked as the Emergency Services Director at the American Red Cross.
    • Contact Information:  @disastermanSC,, LinkedIn profile

    Seth Atkinson

    • Title:  Finance Director, Assistant City Manager City of Sandy
    • Bio:  Seth has been working as the Finance Director and Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Sandy, OR since January of 2008.  He also functions as the city’s Emergency Manager.  He helps monitor the city’s Facebook page and has found many uses for social media in a local government setting.
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    Seth Long

    • Title:  Director of New Media, Sound Publishing
    • Bio:  Seth oversees (home of Sound’s 30+ community news sites) and online, social and mobile initiatives for Washington’s largest newspaper network. He has worked in community journalism for more than 17 years, starting as an agriculture and government reporter in Hermiston, Oregon. Long grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School and now lives in Tacoma. He graduated with a degree in journalism and documentary photography from The Evergreen State College.
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    Simon King

    • Title:  Co-Founder and CEO of Wordspreadz
    • Bio:  Simon is the co-founder and CEO of Wordspreadz; the social network of choice for intelligent conversations about globally-relevant topics. Previously, he held senior positions in both high-tech and consumer brand companies. He was VP of International Business Development for NetActive, a Nortel company and Director of Software Development for Portland Software. In the consumer market he served as President of US operations for outdoor products company Treksta.  
    • Contact Information:  @wordspreadz,

    Steve McAdoo

    • Title:  Public Information Officer
    • Bio:  Steve is Clackamas Fire District #1′s Public Information/Community Liaison Officer. He has been a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Fire District for 6 years.  His last assignment before becoming the Districts PIO was Truck 4/Heavy Rescue 4 located at our Lake Road Fire Station.  He has more than 15 years experience as a Paramedic and was the backup PIO for the district for the year prior to becoming the full time PIO. He works closely with the Fire Chief and all of the Chief Officers to assure that our citizens and customers are informed and understand how the Fire District functions.
    • Contact Information:  @clackamasfire, @stevesituation

    Steve Woodward

    • Title: CEO of Nozzl Real-Time Technologies Inc.
    • Bio:  Steve co-founded Nozzl, a real-time streaming news company, after 30 years as a reporter, editor and general manager in the newspaper industry.  He shared in a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news at The Kansas City Star, as well as a Headliner Award for coverage of the Enron collapse.  He was business editor of the Hartford Courant and The Oregonian and served on the start-up team for American City Business Journals, coming to Portland in 1984 as founding editor of the Portland Business Journal.
    • Contact Information: @nozzlsteve,, (503) 568-5438

    Timothy Church

    • Title:  Director of communications for the Washington State Department of Health and a recent past president of the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).
    • Bio:  Tim oversees department communications including media relations, risk communications, employee communications, publications, and web content.  Tim has an extensive communications background. He graduated from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication with a degree in broadcast journalism and worked in television news for almost 15 years. He’s been a news writer, on-air reporter, producer, and managing editor. He’s also served as a public information officer for the Washington State Senate.  Tim believes all communication should be clear, easy to understand, and avoid acronyms and “government speak.”, @wa_deptofhealth,,

    VaNessa Duplessie

    • Title:  Business Coach and Serial Entrepreneur
    • Bio:  VaNessa has worked for companies, large and small in the Real Estate, Insurance, and Data Storage/Technology and Network Marketing industries.  She thoroughly enjoys working as a mentor and coach with entrepreneurs and startups who have the small business drive and desire.
    • Contact Information:  @vduplessie,